TUESDAY, 2nd JUNE
10.0 a.m. CORONATION DAY TELEVISION at the Old School
ALL people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell,
Come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make ;
We are his flock, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
O enter then his gates with praise;
Approach with joy his courts unto ;
Praise, laud, and bless his name alwavs,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why, the Lord our God is good :
His mercy is for ever sure ;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
2 p.m. SPORTS ON Mr. KIRKWOOD'S MEADOW
Event No. 4. Children up to 3 years.
9. Children 3 to 5 years.
13. Girls 5 to 8 years.
16. Boys 5 to 8 years.
Boys 8 to 12 years-
Girls 8 to 12 years
Boys 8 to 15 years
Girls 8 to 15 years
27. One Lap
Boys and Girls up to 15 years
Boys 12 to 15 years
Girls 12 to 15 years
Men 15 years and over
Ladies 15 years and over
WEDNESDAY, 3rd JUNE-
THURSDAY, 4th JUNE-
FRIDAY 5th JUNE-
SATURDAY, 6th JUNE-
Prizes will be offered for the Sports Events. Decorated Motor Cars and Cycles, Whist Drive, Baby Show and Fancy Dress Dance.
Issued by the Coronation Festivities Committee of Elmswell.
O GOD, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home ;
Beneath the shadow of Thy Throne
Thy Saints have dwelt secure ;
Sufficient is Thine Arm alone,
And our defence is sure.
Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.
A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone ;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.
Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away ;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past.
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home. Amen.
Printed by W. W. Hawes, Elmswell, Suffolk.
Coronation Festivities Committee
Chairman - Mr. O. J. WYATT
Secretary - Mr. F. F. VINCE
Treasurer - Mr. A. OWEN
N.B.-Committee members will wear Red, White and Blue Badges when attending the various events.
The History Group is grateful to Stan King (63 years in the Post Office) for the loan of this programme.
O.J.Wyatt: 'Ozzy' Wyatt was the local sanitary inspector for the District Council, occupying No.5 Victoria Terrace
F.F.Vince: Frankie Vince was a churchwarden; he lived in Spong Lane and worked as gardener for the Hawes family in Cooks Road; he was well educated and a real gent who had rather come down in the world; his father was a headmaster.
A.Owen: Alec Owen was for a time clerk of the local council.
Mrs J.A.Andreasen, wife of the manager of the bacon factory
Mrs M.Binden: Binden was in charge of maintenance for Tate & Lyle's fleet of lorries, and lived in the house on the site up Ashfield Road.
Mrs B.R.Hawes, wife Walter Hawes, below.
Mrs E.L.Minihane: Minihanes lived at Roseacre in New Road; he was an imposing figure wearing a Homberg and business suit, travelling down to London on business most days, driving his car into Stowmarket to catch the train; he was a nice guy, sometimes giving Walter hawes a lift to the station.
Mrs F.R.Wade: wife of Vic Wade, who lost a leg in France in the War, but for many years ran the football team(s) in Elmswell.
J. Baker: Jimmy Baker, of R Baker & Sons
D.Dyball: Dennis Dyball, farmer
F.H. and W.T.Elliston: Frank and Billy Elliston, brothers - Billy was for many years the local postman.
W.W.Hawes: owner of the family printing firm in Cooks Road .
R.C.Hitchcock: related to the family which had owned Crown Mill at one time; his wife Ivy was a leading light of the Elmswell Amateur Dramatic Society
B.H.Miller: Bert Miller had a family transport firm in Rose Lane. He served on the Parish Council.
J.W.J.Palmer: Johnny Palmer, headmaster of the village school.
Sir D. Petrie: lived in Holly Lodge on Cross Street.